Sanskrit name: Apshota, Bhadravalli
Botanical name: Vallaris Solanacea
Habitat: It is native to China, Southeast Asia and India.
- Rasa (taste): Pungent, Astringent
- Virya (action): Heating
- Vipaka (post-digestive effects): Pungent
- Dosha (Constitution): Balances kapha and vata, aggravates pitta
Vallaris solanacea or Bread Flower is a climber and grows up to 10m. It has many therapeutic benefits and the flowers of this herb are used as a flavoring agent for culinary purpose. It has anti-inflammatory properties and is helpful in relieving pain. This herb is a natural stimulant an analgesic and helps to regulate the digestive system. It is a natural source of anti-oxidants and is beneficial in purifying and regulating the blood circulation. The root and bark of this herb are used by Ayurveda practitioners for making Ayurvedic medicines.
No such information on side effects is available on this Herb. However, we recommend to consume this herb under proper medical guidance.